Business Level 1 at Sheffield College
This course is perfect for you if you would like to be given an introduction to the world of business. It will help you to understand how businesses work, how they affect your life and the role you play as a customer and consumer. You will enjoy this course if you like to learn by completing projects/assignments, sharing ideas and working with others.
You will learn and develop skills and knowledge about different types of careers in the business environment.
Some of the units you will study include:
- Finding out about business in your area
- Presenting a business idea
- Creating a visual display
- Branding a product
- Contribute to running an event
The course includes practical work-related activities. You will develop your employability skills including communication skills, team working, time management and the ability to work in an independent and professional way.
In addition to your BTEC qualification you will study for qualifications in English and Maths, key skills wanted by employers.
There may be opportunities to gain real work experience working with real businesses. Some of your assignments will be based on real businesses. Course enrichment activities include visits to local businesses and team building events.
You will learn from experienced, specialised and enthusiastic business teachers with a range of academic and business work backgrounds. You will have access to up-to-date IT facilities and course resources on the college intranet which can be accessed at home.
Will the course suit me?
To be successful on this course you need a positive attitude and a keen interest in the business environment.
4 GCSEs Grade 2 or above including English Language
You will produce a portfolio of evidence throughout the course and there will be on-going assessment.
You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits. You may be entitled to help with the cost of trips and visits and anything else you need to buy for your course from the College’s Learner Support Fund.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
You can progress to a Level 2 Business course or an appropriate alternative. This course may also lead to employment or an apprenticeship opportunity in the business and administration sector.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 25th October 2018
- Wednesday 21st November 2018
- Tuesday 29th January 2019
- Monday 4th March 2019
We are open 4-7pm at all of our centres on these dates.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.